Civil Liberties

Nadler and Collins Laud Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Fix for Children of Military and Civil Servants

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) praised the House passage of H.R. 4803, theCitizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act, bipartisan legislationintroduced by the Chairman and the Ranking Member that fixes a problem in current citizenship laws thatmakes it difficult for children born abr... Read more »

House Passes Prison Reform for Elderly Offenders

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4018 to provide the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) the authority to transfer eligible, elderly offenders from a BOP facility into home confinement when these individuals have reached 60 years of age and served two-thirds of the terms of imprisonment they were sentenced to. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member Dou... Read more »

House Judiciary Passes MORE Act to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, by a vote of 24-10. The MORE Act is one of the most comprehensive marijuana reforms bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. The MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-inc... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019: "H.R. 3884, the 'Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019,' or the 'MORE Act of 2019.' This bill would make three important changes to federal law. It would: (1) remo... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Markup of the MORE Act

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today announced the Committee will hold a markup on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), comprehensive legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, reassess marijuana convictions, and invest in local communities. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introdu... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "Examining the Use of 'Snap' Removals to Circumvent the Forum Defendant Rule"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing on "Examining the Use of 'Snap' Removals to Circumvent the Forum Defendant Rule": "Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Corporate defendants have long sought to remove cases based on state law to federal court, believing that... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes Resolution Removing Ratification Deadline for the ERA

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee successfully marked-up H.J.Res. 79, a joint resolution which would clear the path for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and enshrine equality for both sexes into the U.S. Constitution. Following the election results in Virginia, which changed the makeup of the state legislature and improved the prospects for Virginia to become the thirty-eighth and fi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.J.Res. 79, "Removing the Deadline for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during the markup of H.J.Res. 79, a joint resolution that would remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and ensure that the ERA can become a part of our Constitution once a sufficient number of states ratify it: "H.J. Res. 79, introduced by Representative Jack... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on SCOTUS Oral Arguments on DACA

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Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement: “Two years ago, the Trump Administration decided to end DACA, threatening to upend the lives of 800,000 Dreamers who are working law... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Next Step in Effort to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that the House Judiciary Committee would be marking up H.J.Res. 79 to eliminate the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The markup, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, represents the next step to clear the path for ratifying the ERA and enshrining equality for both sexes into the U.S. Constitution. The mar... Read more »